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Nora O'Neill


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Nora O'Neill


I grew up in Washington, DC before attending Harvard College. At Harvard, I received Magna Cum Laude with highest honors in the History of Science with my thesis on disability rights and feminist activism in 1980s-90s Boston. Following my undergraduate education, I conducted clinical research at Boston Children's Hospital in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, focusing on the effects of scoliosis-related disability and invasive scoliosis treatment on patients and their families. This experience inspired me to pursue medicine as well as history, through Yale's MD-PhD program in the History of Science and Medicine. My interests are at the intersection of disability rights, reproductive justice, and medical education.

Education & Training

  • AB
    Harvard University, History of Science (2018)